Two listens for this one.
I wanted to write about this song for a little while, but I probably should’ve done it in the morning when I’d be less tired than I am now.
I feel I should’ve given this quite a few listens and written in depth about the piece, but instead I didn’t and wrote something that described the song, but not with enough words.
Yasunori Mitsuda’s (光田 康典) “Chronopolis” (“クロノポリス”) is from Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack for Chrono Cross.
I hope you enjoy.
A low beat among echoing percussion forming rhythm as strings draw out, muted, soft and in a way that builds a sense of drama. An eeriness to them though it is difficult to tell. A layer is added, providing more range to the expressing.
A low piano note followed by quick, almost flickering rises. The strings slowly move and reinforce as the piano seems to descend into the space the percussion does not fill. It all floats downward and with a lightness despite its ominous feeling.
Suddenly the percussion shifts and becomes more energetic, filling more space as it takes a more direct approach. The piano’s keys are almost struck and its higher notes are emphasised. Lower notes play with space and the strings wave a drone among this dramatic moment.
And so it goes on its repeat, reinforcing the serious calmness, the eeriness and the stillness, all the way through to its end.